Almost 300 cows were slaughtered in last week’s cow carcase competition run by Ashbourne Meat Processors, Roscrea, and the Irish Limousin Cattle Society.

The competition, open to pedigree Limousin cull cows and commercial Limousin cross cows, focuses on rewarding breeders for producing high quality cows while also developing a sales outlet between Limousin breeders and Ashbourne Meats that benefits both the producer and the processor. It also provides feedback on required market specifications.